1. State Building Commission Meeting on December 12

    The State Building Commission is scheduled to meet on Thursday, December 12, 2019 starting at 9:30 a.m. See the attached meeting notice for more details. The agenda for this meeting is available on the DFDM website.   

  2. Senate Committee on Universities, Technical Colleges, Children and Families- Public Hearing on December 4

    The Senate Committee on Universities, Technical Colleges, Children and Families will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, December 4 starting at 9:30 a.m. The Committee will hear the following bills relating to UW System: SB 497– recognizing teaching hours for providing certain extension services of the UW System SB 537– veteran-related tuition grants SB 228– […]

  3. Assembly Committee on Government Accountability and Oversight- Executive Session on December 4

    The Assembly Committee on Government Accountability and Oversight will hold an Executive Session on Wednesday, December 4 starting at 10:00 am. The committee will consider the following bill relating to UW System: AB 370– state debt guaranties; delegations by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System; organizations affiliated with the UW System; […]

  4. State Education Policy Tracking

    Are you interested in learning how state education policies stand throughout the Unites States? The Education Commission of the States has a resource that tracks education policy on a wide variety of education topics including enacted and vetoed bills, state education policy watch list, and an archive of state policy tracking for the 1996 through […]

  5. Higher Education Policy and the States: A Review of the 2019 Legislative Sessions

    Experts from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Education Commission of the States, National Conference of State Legislatures and State Higher Education Executive Officers, discuss higher education policy developments that occurred in the states during the 2019 legislative sessions, major state policy trends in higher education and the policy outlook in statehouses next […]

  6. December Board of Regents Meeting

    The next Board of Regents meeting will be hosted by UW-Whitewater on December 5-6. Supporting materials are available to view at the Board of Regents website  

  7. Three Bills Affecting UW Signed into Law

    On Thursday, November 21, Governor Tony Evers signed AB 38- University of Wisconsin research contracts into law as Act 36. The bill will streamline the process by which UW System faculty members can enter into research contracts involving the university and an organization with which the same faculty members are connected. Currently, if a university […]

  8. Recap of Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges event

    The UW System facilitated an event with the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) on November 21 at the Fluno Center in Madison. The full-day workshop explored the unique missions of foundations and affiliated organizations and national trends surrounding these organizations.  Some of the topics covered were: History of Foundations and National […]

  9. All In Wisconsin tour visits UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stout

    President Ray Cross, Regent President Drew Petersen, and Regents Jason Plante, Cris Peterson, Edmund Manydeeds III, and Karen Walsh joined UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Jim Schmidt and UW-Stout Interim Chancellor Patrick Guilfoile on Wednesday, November 20, for a series of events at UW-Eau Claire for the seventh stop of UW System’s All In Wisconsin tour. The […]

  10. Public Hearing on SB 496- ID Card Info

    On Tuesday, November 19, the Senate Committee on Education held a public hearing on SB 496– requiring that student identification cards include contact information for suicide prevention hotlines. The Assembly companion bill has already passed the Assembly with Amendment 1, and we expect the Senate version to continue to move through the Senate with the […]